Harry V. Ellis III 1940-2013

Posted January 6, 2014 at 9:14 am

Harry V. Ellis, III, 73, of Rockham, S.D., died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at his home.

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His funeral was held Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Miller, S.D. with the Rev. Mark Johnsen officiating. Burial was in the Rockham Cemetery with military rites.

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Harry was born September 2, 1940 in Flandreau, S.D. to Harry Jr. and Madonna (Faris) Ellis. He attended Washington High School in Sioux Falls, S.D. After high school, he served in the United States Navy.

Harry married Sharon King and they had three children. He drove truck for All American and Midwest Coast Trucking for twenty years. He then worked for Service Master and Shields Cleaning until 1995, when he moved to Rockham.

He married Shar Whitehorn and they lived northwest of Rockham. Harry worked for the Miranda Elevator/Dakota Air and South Dakota Wheat Growers in St. Lawrence until his death.

Harry was an avid gun collector and enjoyed hunting deer and pheasant, and fishing.

He is survived by his wife Shar of Rockham; three sons, Michael Ellis of Sioux Falls, and his children, Michael and Tori; Steven (Lorie Helgeson) Ellis of Chester, S.D. and his children, Andrew and Jordan; and LaRon (Stephanie) Ellis of Sioux Falls, and his son Aaron; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Tom.

Harry V. Ellis III 1940-2013